HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM THE DR
It's Halloween and I'm sitting here in a computer center listening to Christmas music and writing you all. Hahha
Lunes we had family home evening with Esther and Luciano and their kids Anderson, Anthony, and David. We talked about "The Family: A Proclamation to the world" We taught them the importance of the family and the things that they need to do to have a happy family. We then talked about their wedding date and their baptism date. They are getting married November 12th and baptized the following week on the 19th! I'm super excited and so are they.
We then visited Hector and his nephew and they gave us ice-cream. Hector said "I didn't know what kind of ice-cream you guys liked so I just got all of the flavors, and then he came out with a BUCKET of ice-cream. I laughed so hard.
Martes we went to Elder and Hermana Decker's house for our district meeting and then they fed us lunch. Elder Decker made some kind of soup (his own creation) The soup was made out of rice, noodles, couscous, potatoes, yucca, platoons, eggs, cilantro, carrots and all kinds of other stuff. And it was actually really good!
We also taught and invited Danelbis to be baptized. He said he knows the church is true and is getting baptized the 19th of November too!
We also talked with Christina and her husband and talked about their wedding and the importance of marriage. They are still working on planning a date but want to have it soon because Christina wants to be baptized sooo bad.
Miercoles we had 2 lessons fall through so we went to see Karina. She wasn't home but her mom was and so we talked with her and invited her to take the lessons with Karina and she said yes! She wants to change and knows that the gospel will help her and her daughter.
Then we went to work in the Elders area. Jonathan and Raquel, two recent converts helped us with the lessons and directed us to the houses of the Elder's investigators. It was fun to meet all of them. I'm excited to work with them too.
Jueves we had a ward activity with games and fun. It was fun to get to know the members and the investigators more and just play with them. We all took pictures and I got a little too close to a members motorcycle and burnt my leg :0 Later that night another little kid burnt his leg on the same motorcycle! Hahah twice in one day. But now the kid and I have matching battle scars!
We also taught Christina and her family again. I asked her husband to say the prayer and he said yes and then prayed...After Christina was sooo happy and was almost in tears because her husband was progressing. ahha it was so cute to see her excitement for the gospel.
Viernes we taught a deaf person. It is really hard but he can read lips and just repeats everything that he understands. He says that he can feel the spirit and knows that our message is true. He will continue to learn and understand every lesson and every time he reads! Wow he amazes me.
Friday was also the second time I witnessed a motorcycle accident. The first time a man died, but it wasn't so bad this time. It just scarred me.
Sabado we read the Book of Mormon with a lot of our investigators. I love reading with them and helping them gain that testimony of the Book of Mormon.
As we were walking to a investigators home we saw a motorcycle run over a chicken and die. The owner of the chicken just picked it up and took it inside to eat! I love the DR
Over all my week was awesome! I love being a missionary and helping so many people! I hope you all have a great week! I love you all!
DR Missionaries from Oregon, Elder Rasmunson from Portland and Elder Loni from Sherwood.